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The Pen is Mightier

A children’s author defeats writer's block through mystical means, only to discover that she now has the opposite affliction -- she can’t stop writing.

  • Steven D'Arcangelo
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    Short Script
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    United States
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  • Script Savvy

    Winner -- Best Short Script
  • Austin Film Festival

    Second Rounder
Writer Biography - Steven D'Arcangelo

Steve is a screenwriter born and raised in Massachusetts, a wicked cool place. His screenplays have become Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalists and Austin Film Festival Second Rounders. They’ve been showcased on John August’s ScriptNotes podcast and Pilar Alessandra’s On The Page podcast, which featured Steve as a guest. Additionally, he’s pitched projects to Disney, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation.

Steve is also a graphic designer, illustrator and filmmaker. He directed a live performance of his screenplay, Claus v Hollywood, at the DC Shorts Film Festival. That same script won him free use of a professional sound stage wherein he shot a film currently in post-production. Steve lives in Monrovia CA with 1 wife, 2 kids and 36,597 other residents.

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Writer Statement

INSPIRATION: This premise came to me while thinking of two things simultaneously -- an ex-writing partner with a planet-sized ego, and Michael Douglas' character in Wonder Boys who kept writing his novel with no end in sight. Combine them, toss in some magic, and you get my take on a Twilight Zone episode.